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Yield is the most important and complex trait for the genetic improvement of crops. Although much research into the genetic basis of yield and yield-associated traits has been reported, in each such experiment the genetic architecture and determinants of yield have remained ambiguous. One of the most intractable problems is the interaction between genes and(More)
We constructed a 1,257-marker, high-density genetic map of Brassica oleracea spanning 703 cM in nine linkage groups, designated LG1–LG9. It was developed in an F2 segregating population of 143 individuals obtained by crossing double haploid plants of broccoli “Early-Big” and cauliflower “An-Nan Early”. These markers are randomly distributed throughout the(More)
Soybean cyst nematode (SCN, Heterodera glycines Ichinohe) is a serious soybean pest. The use of resistant cultivars is an effective approach for preventing yield loss. In this study, 19,652 publicly available soybean accessions that were previously genotyped with the SoySNP50K iSelect BeadChip were used to evaluate the phylogenetic diversity of SCN(More)
We sequenced five BAC clones of Brassica oleracea doubled haploid ‘Early Big' broccoli containing major genes in the aliphatic glucosinolate pathway, and comparatively analyzed them with similar sequences in A. thaliana and B. rapa. Additionally, we included in the analysis published sequences from three other B. oleracea BAC clones and a contig of this(More)
Liposomes with superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles embedded in membrane were prepared by the supercritical carbon dioxide (scCO(2)) method. The cargos can be released from liposomes by both triggered agents, temperature and alternating current electromagnetic field (AMF). The release mechanism was explained from the view of microstructure change(More)
Root system architecture is important for water acquisition and nutrient acquisition for all crops. In soybean breeding programs, wild soybean alleles have been used successfully to enhance yield and seed composition traits, but have never been investigated to improve root system architecture. Therefore, in this study, high-density single-feature(More)
Magnetoliposomes, consisting of liposomes and magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs), have been tailored as very promising delivery vehicles in biotechnology and biomedicine applications. In this paper, liposomes with hydrophobic MNPs were prepared. The hydrophobic MNPs were successfully embedded in the lipid bilayer, which was proved by the results obtained from(More)
A high performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) analysis of octenylsuccinic anhydride (OSA) reagent and its bound and un-reacted forms in modified starch was developed. The HPLC system consisted of a C(18) column, an elution system of acetonitrile and water containing 0.1% TFA (45:55, v/v), and a diode array detector (DAD). Using the combination of(More)
Seed composition is one of the most important determinants of the economic values in soybean. The quality and quantity of different seed components, such as oil, protein, and carbohydrates, are crucial ingredients in food, feed, and numerous industrial products. Soybean researchers have successfully developed and utilized a diverse set of molecular markers(More)